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bga_241765 - GALLIA - CARNUTES (Beauce area) Bronze au loup, DT. 2610

GALLIA - CARNUTES (Beauce area) Bronze au loup, DT. 2610 VF/XF
120.00 €(Approx. 130.80$ | 99.60£)
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Type : Bronze au loup, DT. 2610
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Chartres (28)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,87 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire complet et bien identifiable, avec des types bien centrés. Patine verte et fortement piquée et/ou oxydée
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection P. N. M. C.


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Petite tête à droite, un torque en guise de casque, grènetis.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Loup sexué à droite, la gueule ouverte, la queue en esse ; motif de vagues au-dessus et au-dessous ; un annelet entre les pattes.


Le revers de ce bronze est très proche de celui des monnaies précédentes, mais orienté dans l’autre sent et avec un annelet entre les pattes.
Ce type est très rare et ne semble pas connu en très bel état (?). Le n) 590 de MONNAIES XV semble être issu des mêmes coins de droit et de revers que l’exemplaire n° 802 du musée de Lyon. Si tous ces bronze n’ont pas tous été frappés avec les mêmes coins, il est probables que les coins soient peu nombreux et le travail du même graveur.

Historical background

Carnutes (Beauce Region)

(Second - first century BC)

The Carnutes was one of the most important and most powerful nations of independent Gaul. Their territory stretched between the Loire and the Seine Orleans, Blois and Chartres the countries to Mantes, that is to say, most of the current departments of Loiret, Loir-et-Cher and Eure-et-Loir and part of the Yvelines. Economic center was located Genabum (Orléans), but their main oppidum seems to have been Autricum (Chartres). They have participated in the legendary expedition to Italy Bellovesus. They formed the geographical center of Gaul, and long before the beginning of the Gallic Wars, Roman merchants knew the path Genabum (Orléans), while a large shopping center. The Carnutes were also known for their forest where stood the annual meeting of the Druids. At the beginning of the war, Caesar had wintered in Carnutes in 57 before J. C-. and had established himself as king Tasgetios who was assassinated in 54 before J. C-. The following year, they submit to the top 52 but before J. C-. They may be the cause of the revolt that will lift the whole of Gaul. It is possible that the conspirators found themselves in a druidic assembly. The Carnutes massacred settlers and Roman merchants Genabum (Orléans) led by Cotuatos and Conconnétodumnos. Caesar besieged the city he took, pillaged and burned, marking the beginning of hostilities. The Carnutes then furnished a contingent of twelve thousand men to the relief army to clear Alesia. After the fall of Vercingetorix, the following year, the Romans carried out a new campaign of pacification and punish the murderers of Caesar in the previous year. Caesar (BG. II. 35, V 25, 29, 56, VI, 2-4, 13, 44; VII. 2, 3, 11, 75; VIII. 4, 5, 31, 38, 46). Strabo (G. IV, 2, 3) Livy (HR. V, 34). Ptolemy (G. II, 8). Kruta: 68, 187, 334.

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